The newly launching Lee Lab at Brown University (RI, USA) seeks to recruit outstanding applicants for a postdoctoral associate position. Our research focuses on understanding the mechanism controlling host-virus interactions in cells and animals, such as how the host controls viral infection and how viruses counteract against the host immune system. The goal is to identify novel cellular genes/molecules to cure and to prevent infectious diseases caused by viruses.
Brown University is an Ivy League university, and an internationally recognized biomedical research institute. The Lee lab is in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Brown University. We utilize a mouse model with a variety of knock-out and knock-in mouse lines to investigate viral pathogenesis, and also employ unbiased screening using CRISPR knock-out (CRISPRko) and CRISPR activation (CRISPRa) techniques to discover novel anti-viral or pro-viral cellular genes. The institute has an excellent support system for mouse work (e.g., animal facilities, stem cell core, and transgenics cores) and for molecular cell biology (e.g., flow cytometry core, Next-Gen-Sequencing core, and Imaging core).
Potential projects in the Lee Lab will build on exciting recent findings including
• Pathogenesis and cell tropism of norovirus in a mouse model
• Discovery of novel cellular genes and pathways modulating herpesvirus replication
• CRISPR knock-out and activation screenings to discover novel cellular factors for viral infection
Highly motivated applicants with good organizational and analytical skills are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are ABD (nearing their doctoral defense), or who have recently completed a Ph.D. or M.D. will be considered. Preferred qualifications include experience and skills in immunology, molecular cellular biology, and/or bioinformatics. Experience and comfort with animal models for immunology and infectious diseases is likewise preferable but not essential. We are particularly seeking a postdoc who will share our passion and commitment for this work.
More information at http://sites.brown.edu/LeeLab
To apply: Interested candidates should submit a CV, including a list of publications, and the
names of three references to Sanghyun Lee at Sanghyun_Lee@brown.edu
Brown University is Equal Opportunity Employers. US citizenship or permanent residency not required to apply.